As many as 16 teams will participate in the 2021 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship which is scheduled to take place from September 23 to October 3.
With the tournament set to take place in Italy and Bulgaria, a draw was held on Tuesday to split the teams that will participate in the tournament into four pools (Thailand confirmed their participation after the draw and take the place of 'Team 1' in Pool A). Pools A and C will be played in Cagliari and Carbonia in Sardinia, Italy. Pools B and D will be played in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Results of the draw:
Pool A: Italy, Egypt, Czech Republic, Thailand
Pool B: Bulgaria, Cuba, Bahrain, Poland
Pool C: Iran, Argentina, Morocco, Belgium
Pool D: Russia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada
Watch the video below for detailed information about the draw process.
The participants at this year's edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship will aim to do as well as Iran, Italy and Brazil who won gold, silver and bronze respectively in Bahrain in 2019.
FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship 2019